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Staten Island Woman Wins $5M Jackpot on Lottery Scratch-off Ticket

Rita Mayer
$5 Million
Staten Island , Aug 15, 2019

Sixty-nine-year-old Rita Mayer of Staten Island is New York’s newest Lottery millionaire.  Mayer won her $5,000,000 jackpot prize on a 100X the Cash scratch-off ticket. 

Mayer purchased her winning ticket at the Armstrong 24 Hour Deli on Amboy Road in Staten Island.  She opted to receive her $5,000,000 prize as a one-time lump sum payment totaling $3,165,200 after required withholdings.

As of this writing there are two outstanding top prizes available on the 100X the Cash ticket. Players may check the status of any New York Lottery Scratch-off game by clicking the Instant Games Reports link at nylottery.ny.gov.

Mayer is the 73rd New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1,000,000 or more this year.

The New York Lottery contributed $1,263,968,814 in Lottery Aid to Education to school districts throughout the five boroughs of New York City during fiscal year 2018-2019.

About the New York Lottery

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.47 billion in fiscal year 2018-2019 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 13 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.

New Yorkers struggling with a gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can find help by calling the State's toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369).  Standard text rates may apply.

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